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Skee-Lo - I Wish FLAC album


Performer: Skee-Lo
Genre: Hip-hop and RAP
Title: I Wish
Country: US
Released: 1995
Style: Pop Rap
FLAC version ZIP size: 1673 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1516 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1732 mb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 725
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I Wish" is a hip-hop song by rapper Skee-Lo released in 1995 as the first single from his debut album of the same name. The track peaked at number thirteen on the Billboard Hot 100, number fifteen in the United Kingdom and number four in Sweden and Norway. The song was nominated for Best Rap Solo Performance at the 1996 Grammy Awards. In the song Skee-Lo is wishing for a girl, but she says he is not her type. He wishes he was more like her boyfriend, taller and a basketball player (baller). He also wishes for a better car, specifically a '64 Impala

Produced by Skee-Lo & Walter Kahn. Hey, this is radio station WSKEE We're taking calls on the wish line Making your wacky wishes come true Hello? I wish I was a little bit taller, I wish I was a baller I wish I had a girl who looked good, I would call her I wish I had a rabbit in a hat with a bat And a six four Impala. I wish I had a brand new car so far, I got this hatchback And everywhere I go, yo, I gets laughed at And when I'm in my car I'm laid back I got an 8-track, and a spare tire in the backseat, but that's flat And do you really wanna know what's really wack? See, I can't even get a date, so what do you think of that?

I Wish is the debut album by Skee-Lo, released on June 27, 1995 on Sunshine Records. It was originally distributed through Scotti Bros. Records BMG in the US, Polydor in the UK, MCA in France, Edel Records in Germany, Mega Records in Scandinavia and Jive Records in Holland. The album was produced by Walter 'Kandor' Kahn and Skee-Lo at Sunshine Studios in Hollywood, CA, assisted by Todd Tracey.

I Wish" is a single by Skee-Lo released by Scotti Bros. In the United States, the track peaked at on the Billboard Hot 100. It was certified Gold by the RIAA and sold 600,000 copies domestically. Internationally, "I Wish" reached in the UK and in Sweden and Norway. Most of the song's instruments are sampled from "Spinnin'" by Bernard Wright, and the song features a vocal sample of people shouting from the track "Buffalo Gals" by Malcolm McLaren.

Skee-Lo - I Wish (1995). Songs in album Skee-Lo - I Wish (1995).

I Wish is the debut album by Skee-Lo, released on June 27, 1995 on Sunshine Records. The album was produced by Walter 'Kandor' Kahn and Skee-lo at Sunshine Studios in Hollywood CA assisted by Todd Tracey. Mastering was performed by Arnie Acosta at A&M Studios in Hollywood CA. Three months prior to the album's release, Skee-Lo's debut single, also titled "I Wish", was released independently on Sunshine Records. The song quickly became a hit, peaking at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. While the album only managed to reach 53 on the Billboard 200, the popularity of the single eventually led the album to achieve gold status on November 16, 1995 for sales of 500,000 copies.

Anyways - Skee-Lo is one of the best rappers/lyricists of the old days - he has a LOT of charisma and charm about him, his beats are fantastic, and the lyrics are very clever and funny. Practically every song on the album is great, especially the first 3 songs. Honestly, rap as good as this makes me wish people nowadays would delve more into pop rap (I also just bought "He's The DJ, I'm The Rapper" by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince which is also a GREAT pop rap album and a must-own)

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 I Wish (Radio Edit) 4:08
2 I Wish (Street Mix) 4:42
3 I Wish (Old School Dub) 4:52
4 I Wish (Concrete Jungle Mix)
Remix – Carl Gilkey, Eric Hull
4:30
5 I Wish (Mama's Dub) 4:42
6 I Wish (Acapella) 5:35

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sunshine Entertainment
  • Copyright (c) – Sunshine Entertainment
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Scotti Bros. Records
  • Copyright (c) – Scotti Bros. Records
  • Published By – Orange Bear Music Co.
  • Distributed By – Edel Company
  • Distributed By – EMV
  • Distributed By – Phonag
  • Manufactured By – Optimal Production

Credits

  • Bass, Keyboards, Guitar – Michael Underwood, Rod Jones
  • Photography By – J.J. Jones
  • Producer, Mixed By – Skee-Lo, Walter "Kandor" Kahn*
  • Programmed By – Archie Roundtree, Skee-Lo
  • Scratches – Hazze
  • Written-By – Skee-Lo

Notes

On inlay:
Published by Orange Bear Music Co. (BMI)
Taken from the forthcoming album "I Wish"
℗ 1995 Sunshine/Scotti Bros. Records 2114 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica CA 90405
© 1995 Sunshine/Scotti Bros. Records 2114 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica CA 90405 / 1995 "edel" Gesellschaft für Produktmarketing mbH

On flap:
Also available on 12" edel 0097280ULT
Distribution:
D: edel company; A: emv, CH: Phonag
Printed and manufactured in Germany

On disc:
Made in Germany by optimal

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 4 009880 972854
  • Barcode: 4009880972854
  • Rights Society: GEMA BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 6254
  • Matrix / Runout: Manufactured by [optimal production logo] ULT 9728-5
  • Mastering SID Code: ifpi L571
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 9702
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 9705

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
72392 78032-1, SUN12825 Skee-Lo I Wish ‎(12") Scotti Bros. Records, Sunshine Entertainment 72392 78032-1, SUN12825 US 1995
SUN 12825 Skee-Lo I Wish ‎(12") Sunshine Entertainment SUN 12825 US 1995
SKEE DJ12 Skee-Lo I Wish ‎(12", Promo) Wildcard SKEE DJ12 UK 1995
MRCXD 2753, none Skee-Lo I Wish ‎(CD, Maxi) Mega Records, Sunshine Entertainment, Scotti Bros. Records MRCXD 2753, none Scandinavia 1995
74321 332832 Skee-Lo I Wish ‎(CD, Maxi) Jive 74321 332832 Netherlands 1995

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 I Wish (Radio Edit) 4:12
2 I Wish (Street Mix) 4:49
3 I Wish (Old School Dub) 4:57
4 I Wish (Concrete Jungle Mix)
Remix – Carl Gilkey, Eric Hull
4:33
5 I Wish (Mama's Dub) 4:47
6 I Wish (Acappella) 5:38

Companies, etc.

  • Glass Mastered At – SMA – 14423

Credits

  • Artwork – J-me Corrales
  • Bass, Keyboards, Guitar – Michael Underwood, Rod Jones
  • Photography By – J.J. Jones
  • Producer, Mixed By – Walter "Kandor" Kahn*
  • Programmed By – Archie Roundtree
  • Scratches – Hazze
  • Written-By, Programmed By – Skee-Lo

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
72392 78032-1, SUN12825 Skee-Lo I Wish ‎(12") Scotti Bros. Records, Sunshine Entertainment 72392 78032-1, SUN12825 US 1995
SUN 12825 Skee-Lo I Wish ‎(12") Sunshine Entertainment SUN 12825 US 1995
SKEE DJ12 Skee-Lo I Wish ‎(12", Promo) Wildcard SKEE DJ12 UK 1995
MRCXD 2753, none Skee-Lo I Wish ‎(CD, Maxi) Mega Records, Sunshine Entertainment, Scotti Bros. Records MRCXD 2753, none Scandinavia 1995
edel 0097285ULT Skee-Lo I Wish ‎(CD, Maxi) Ultrapop edel 0097285ULT Germany 1995